New Delhi: Indian women team's coach Bhawani Mukherjee on Tuesday accused reigning national champion K Shamini of shirking away from taking on top players and has lodged a complaint with the TTFI about her "lackadaisical attitude."
Mukherjee informed that Shamini on Tuesday refused to play against England in the team championship semi-final as she was pitted against higher-ranked players.
"She (Shamini) said that "Sir, I am not comfortable playing Joanna Parker (rank 135) nor she was willing to play Kelly Sibley (225). Her attitude totally surprised me," Mukherjee said.
The 24-year-old girl, in the team meeting last night, told Mukherjee that she was low on confidence for the next match leaving the national coaching with no opportunity but to field Madhurika Patkar in her place....more
11:25 PM, May 07, 2013